Tried and tested – money holders
Whether you carry only cards these days, prefer to pay via your mobile phone, or stick to transactions in cash, we tested a variety of money holders on the market. From the slimline to the multifunctional, there will be one to suit you below
Best phone case
Vintage leather wallet, £26.95, snakehive.co.uk
Well crafted, robust and available in a variety of colours, this is an exceptionally well-
designed phone protector and wallet combination. Made from leather, it has three card
slots, a pocket for notes and the magnetic clasp is strong enough to keep everything safe in pockets and bags alike. There is a version for Apple, Samsung, Google and Android phones. It is durable with extended use and can be cleaned easily with a soft cloth. It comes in a smart box so ideal for a gift. We loved it.
Amazon Handmade Personalised Origami Leather Wallet with Coin Purse, £60, amazon.co.uk
This origami-style leather wallet is handmade to order in the UK using Best100 per cent British leather. One side has a pocket with interior card slots and a secure coin purse with brass popper, the other has three card slots and a compartment for notes. It is a little bulky when filled, and doesn’t have a means to secure it, but we found all contents stayed in place. It can be personalised with initials for a great gift.
Dragonfly Oilcloth Zipped Wallet Purse, £24, sophieallport.com
Made of oilcloth, this wallet purse is both waterproof and wipe-clean need to worry when your water bottle empties itself inside your bag! It has six credit card slots, two spaces for notes and a zipped coin section. The outer zip fastening makes it feel particularly secure. Its pretty design – intricate dragonflies on a midnight-blue background – means it looks stylish too.
Best radio frequency ID blocking
Leather Credit Card Wallet with Zipper and RFID Blocking, £16.99, amazon.co.uk
An accordion-style wallet in a selection of colours is slimline, compact and fits up to ten cards. It has two slots for cash, though we did find it was more suited to folded notes rather than coins, which occasionally fell into the main section of the wallet. It’s less slimline when filled, but fits comfortably into a jeans pocket or small handbag. The RFID blocking technology helps to prevent ‘electronic pickpocketing’.
Best for kids
Smiggle character wallet, £8.50, smiggle.co.uk
Help your children to keep their pocket money safe with this compact trifold wallet. With two card slots, a transparent ID slot, coin compartment with card slots, a zipped notes compartment and Velcro fastening, there is a place for everything. It comes in a selection of trendy designs too. It can help to teach young spenders money management as they buy things for themselves when they’re out and about with you!